Would You Leave the Workforce?

Eons ago, we watched Ali Wong’s standup routine on Netflix, Baby Cobra. Without giving too much away, she had some funny parts (I thought) about wanting to leave the workforce. “Housewives” she said, “are geniuses.” I laughed, very hard. (Z not so much.) Around that time, I’d also had a conversation with a couple of …

Watch This Now: Tower

Tower is a largely animated documentary, telling about the 1966 mass shootings from the Tower at the University of Texas, Austin, considered the first mass campus murder in America. It’s less about school shootings in general, and almost not at all about the killer, and instead about the victims and events of the day, as …

We’re Watching: 7 Days in Hell

This tennis mockumentary came out a while ago, but I only finally watched it this week. It did not disappoint. It’s quick – it’s only 43 minutes – but very funny, and some of the comedic timing is excellent. (I particularly enjoyed Lena Dunham’s delivery.) Well worth a watch!

Protest and Democracy are Friends

Last week, I wrote about patriotism, and I mentioned the protests of Donald Trump’s inauguration. I questioned joining those protests. Last week seems like a long time ago. It’s before we choked on our coffee: “Oh god, looks like he’s actually going to build a wall. I’d hoped that was just empty election posturing.” Obviously, …

Watch This Now: Hidden Figures

It’s been a long time since I loved a movie as much as I loved Hidden Figures. Sure, it’s a biopic – it’s a sort of formulaic biopic – but man, they do it so well! The acting is great, the script is great, and even though there might not have been any shocking twists …

Watch This Now: Jackie

As a girl, growing up with an old stack of my mother’s Vanity Fair magazines, I was a little bit fascinated by Jackie Kennedy. I thought she was beautiful. Those Vanity Fairs were also my first introduction to fame, as a concept. It took me months to understand why we’d want to read stories about …